Tour «Belaya Rus: Brest,2 days»
Arrival in Minsk, transfer to the hotel, receiving of an information sheet.
Buffet breakfasts. Drive to Brest and Belovezhskaya Puschcha.
Arrival to Brest at 13.00. Accommodation at the hotel, lunch.
You will visit The Brest Fortress (built in 1942) which became history twice: in 1918, in the White Palace of the Brest fortress the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed, ending the war between Soviet Russia and Germany, here the brave soldiers hold the fort during the first days of the Great Patriotic War. The memorial "Brest Hero-Fortress" includes forts, bastions, barracks and sculptural compositions. You will visit the Museum of the Fortress located in the Citadel – the old barrack in the centre of the fortress. A visit to the archeological museum "Berestje" will help you to learn the history of Brest, its everyday life, crafts and trade.
Brest sightseeing tour. Brest is the old city in Belarus at the border with Poland (first it was mentioned in the Primary Chronicle in 1019!), which has long and rich history: it was Brest to be given the Magdeburg Law the first of all the Belarusian towns, here in 1596 the Union of Brest was contracted, according to which the Roman-Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church were united; a lot of outstanding people lived here. In 1921 Brest was annexed to the Polish Republic, in 1939 it became part of the USSR. You will see the cultural heritage of this city, its old and modern monuments and temples, walk down its main street.
In the evening you will get the chance to see how a lamplighter dressed in the form of Peter the Great’s time lights retro-lamps, you can make a picture with him – for luck.
Overnight stay in Brest.
Buffet breakfast. Check-out.
Excursion to Belovezhskaya Pushcha listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Now it is a National reservation, where rich plant life and amazing landscape are combined. Here grows the highest fir-tree in Europe, here live powerful aurochs and a great number of animal species. A lot of famous people are associated with this place – brothers Tyszkiewicz and Tyzenhaus, Napoleon and Nicholas II.
You will visit the Museum of Nature with its amazing exhibitions, Father Frost's Estate with numerous buildings and surprises. The Estate is located deep in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, where the feedboxex for aurochs are settled. Here you will find the mansions of Father Frost and Snow Maiden, the storage of Father Frost’s presents "Skarbnitsa" and a mill. You will visit open-air cages with animals and after that you will have free time when you can make some pictures or buy some souvenirs made of wood, clay or straw.
Drive to Brest listening to the song "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". On the way to Brest we will make a break in Kamyanyets where the magnificent Tower of Kamyanyets is situated. It was built in 1276, its height is 30 meters.
Arrival in Brest. Free time. Transfer to the station by 4.30 pm, return to Minsk by bus and departure home from Minsk after 10.00 pm.
Have a good trip!